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Thank you for your interest in UCLA's Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital Board of Advisors Open Mind program. We were honored to host this program with Donna Jackson Nakazawa, award-winning science journalist and author of "Girls on the Brink" and Artha Gillis, MD, PhD, Assistant Clinical Professor in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Director of the Child an Adolescent Inpatient Unit of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hosptial at UCLA.


If your friends, family or colleagues were not able to join us for this presentation, they may view it, along with all our past programs, on our YouTube channel.


We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, March 12 at 4PM PT (please note the earlier start time) for our next virtual Open Mind program "Helping Kids Choose Kindness" with Dr. Yalda Uhls, Founder and Director of the UCLA Center for Scholars and Storytellers, Dr. Lisa Damour, The New York Times best-selling author, podcast host, and recognized thought leader by the American Psychological Association, and Dr. Kevin Johnson, addiction psychiatrist, an editor of "Trans Bodies Trans-Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community and JED Foundation Clinical Advisor. You can register for this program HERE


We invite you to visit our website, for updates and new programming information. There you will find a calendar of upcoming events,  photos and videos from past programs as well as information about The Friends Research Scholar Program, the Teen Advisory Council, the GenZ Wellness Summit, the Open Mind Film Festival for High School students, and WOW, our fundraising event.


We deeply appreciate the support of audience members like you who make it possible for us to continue to bring renowned speakers and films about mental health issues as a free public service to the community. If you are able, we hope you will support us as generously as you can. Your contribution will be 100% tax deductible. 

Your commitment to supporting mental health education 
and research is more vital than ever before. 


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